Category Archives: Hotels

HOTEL LUTETIA PARIS…….Renovated for $200 million…..and now open.

In the 1920’s……  guests were Charles de Gaulle, James Joyce, Albert Camus.  Picasso and Matisse lived here in the 1030’s.  In the 1950’s Josephine Baker crooned in the bar.


More recent guests ……..Brad Pitt and Catherine Deneuve…..and the list goes on.

After 100 years………the grand LUTETIA is once again grand.  When I stayed here in 1970….my room was $20 [and that was a lot]……..now it is almost $1000.

Bar Josephine…..Murano glass chandeliers ………new baths.  There are seven signature suites  but those go for $5000 a night.

SLEEP LIKE A PARISIAN when in PARIS

You can stay in a fab apt………..in Paris……Airbnb……or ……Oasis Collections……or ………One Fine Stay.  Then there is Paris Perfect.

All of these apartments are in great locations…………but……..MARGAUX is my favorite…..and the 7th arrondissement is also my favorite place to be….in PARIS.


SOLAR-ECLIPSE nyc Watch Parties

New York Hotels with a rooftop pool and  bar invite you for a swim and an elipse cocktail and a view of the The Great American Eclipse.

Hotel Americano is a hoot………..fun roof to pool and view.

 

the 1 Hotel under the Brooklyn Bridge

 

The BUNGALOW BAR for a dip and a free elipse too.

The MUSEUM of NATURAL HISTORY on Central Park West will titillate you in the ROSE ROOM.

W HOTEL • Wall Street

 

I decided to spend a week-end “staycation” in the Wall Street area  at the W HOTEL.

I asked to all see all available room “with a view”.  WOW!

Guess which room I took!

The room with the champagne bucket [ three bottles of water].

NYC • Apartment for sale in the Sherry Netherland

The PENTHOUSE can be your for $155 MILLION…..plus brokers fees.p1660803

On the corner of FIFTH AVENUE and 59th street………..posh!

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The APPLE STORE is just across the street……….live in the BIG APPLE

DISNEY and MICKEY in Times Square nyc

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Times Square is always a hoot.  Thousands of TOURISTS……..[lots of pick-pockets]……..costumed Disney characters……….Broadway Shows……….and zillions of restaurants.  The famous Knickerbocker Hotel was just renovated…….with rooms starting at $550.

CLICK ON THE HORSE…….

You must visit the reborn Knickerbocker Hotel.……..and overnight there if you can spend some big bucks.

30 more shots at the JANE STREET HOTEL

The JANE STREET HOTEL…………in Greenwich Village………has retained all the charm of a hotel from the past.  Rooms start at $117……..small but fun.

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CAFE GITANE …….just off the lobby….French Moroccan………a very amusing menu.

VIEWS of the 9/11 Memorial …..from the W HOTEL

This is the view of the new World  Trade Center from the penthouse apartments of the W New York Residences.

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The 9/11 MEMORIAL takes up the footprint of the old World Trade Center Towers.

CLICK ON your favorite view to see the apartment

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Apartment 56B and 55F have just been sold……but others are available in the $5 million range.  The apartments are quite small……but the views are worth it.

THE DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE of New York 2014

This year the Designer Showhouse of New York 2014 was hosted by W New York Downtown, The RESIDENCES.  You can buy your apartment and enjoys all the services that W Hotels provide.

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The luxury apartment in the penthouses………55th and 56ths floor is the setting that the Interior Designers had to work with.

CLICK ON…………..your favorite room

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It is a charity event and all of the proceeds go to Lenox Hill Healthplex.

FLEET WEEK and WALL STREET

It was time for “day tripping”…….down to SOHO and Wall Street.

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Graffiti truck…………corner of Crosby street and Houston.

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FIRST STOP……….Balthazar’s Restaurant in SOHO!.  Loud and very noisy. We did not stay!

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Off to the Crosby Street Hotel…. a quiet and civilized spot for lunch.

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Superb burger and a chicken BLT………..with avacado.

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RING RING! Don’t bother to pick it up!…………no one will answer.

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Tea after lunch in the “living room”of the hotel.

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At the bottom of Manhattan…….a clipper ship came sailing in.

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It is FLEET WEEK in NY City……….three of our “finest”………..and cute to boot!

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Cute?  The boots, Yeah. But the skirt is a tad too much???

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National Museum of the American Indian at ONE BOWLING GREEN in lower Manhattan………..and admission is FREE!

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Allegorical statue of the continent of America, carved by Daniel Chester French just outside of the grand entrance to the Alexander Hamilton U.S.Custon House.

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The Rotunda is surrounded by paintings of Reginald Marsh.

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Our friends from Detroit were amazed at the ceiling of the ornate “Collectors Room………….

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The magnificent the oval ceiling was built using the principles of the Spanish engineer Rafael Gustavino. The 140 ton skylight was constructed with our any visible signs of support.

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The Indian Museum is now located in the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House.

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The first secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

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Murals painted by school children to cover up a construction site.

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What is it???  The roof over the new subway station………the one that was destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attack.  The memorial and the museum is now open to the public.